As regular readers will be aware, the Fethiye Times team are big fans of full moon swimming in the summer.This summer we shall get a real treat with two full moons this month – a blue moon.

A night swim is a great way to cool down during the hot summer before retiring for the evening.

And the experience is even better when there is a ful moon to light our way.

There are two full moons this month.

The first is on Thursday 2 August and the second on Friday 31 August.

To get two full moons in a month is fairly rare as most of the time we get 12 full moons a year – one every month. In fact they occur on average every 2 and half years.

The second is called a ‘blue moon’. Hence the saying ‘once in a blue moon’.

So why not head for a beach or a pool and swim under two full moons this August?

And you can also sing the song if you feel so inclined………All together now

“Blue Moon

You saw me standing alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own

Blue Moon